The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected three broadcast media industry executives to its Board of Directors. One leads Cox Media Group, while another founded the only African American-owned company to include a FOX affiliate in its stable. The third new member leads Premiere Networks.
Voted as new members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors at its board meeting held earlier this week in New York are Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott, and DuJuan McCoy, President/CEO and founder of Bayou City Broadcasting.
Talbott will serve as an Officer and VP of the Foundation.
“The addition of these highly respected industry leaders to our Board and executive ranks will further enhance awareness of our mission to provide assistance to broadcasters in need,” said Foundation Chairman Dan Mason. “Their dedication to helping our colleagues who need it most is an inspiration that I hope will reverberate across our industry so that we can help more broadcasters in need.”
Guthrie oversees all content, sales and operations for Cox Media, including 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services.
In December 2007, McCoy founded Bayou City Broadcasting. One year later, his company agreed to purchase seven TV stations from Sage Broadcasting Corp. This included a FOX affiliate.
Today, Bayou City owns two FOX affiliates: KADN-15 in Lafayette, La., and WEVV-44’s HD2 subchannel in Evansville, Ind.
WEVV-44’s main channel is a CBS affiliate. Bayou City’s other holding is KLAF-LD, in Lafayette, La., which airs NBC programming and is simulcast on KADN’s HD2 subchannel.
Talbott oversees the operation of Premiere Networks’ roster of radio programs and services, while managing business partnerships with talent and leading and maintaining key affiliate relationships to sell and service Premiere Networks and Total Traffic & Weather Network.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify need and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident, and other serious misfortune.